Joe Riccitelli Music Biz 101 & More

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What is the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand?

Joe Riccitelli – GM of RCA Records

Joe Riccitelli Music Biz 101 & More

How the streaming game in general has affected managers & artists on every level, from royalties to determining how big a streaming hit is compared to a true hit record.”

(Because there are songs that are streaming hits that aren’t Shazaming and aren’t getting much airplay – they’re getting on playlists but not jumping the hurdles a hit has to jump.)

“And to being able to, as a manager, communicate directly with the streaming partners and not leaving it up to the label.”

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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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